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President Trump accused the Obama administration of wiretapping his phones during the 2016 election, an escalation of tit-for-tat allegations between Trump and Democrats as pressure mounts for an independent investigation into Trump's ties to Russia. 

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President Trump again defended Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions in the face of mounting criticism over Sessions' failure to disclose meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak when asked about contacts with Russians during his Senate confirmation hearing.

Trump appeared to lay much of the blame for the controversy at the feet of the Obama administration. In a series of tweets sent the same morning, Trump also accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones during the 2016 election. He cited no evidence for his claim.

Trump's comments came two days after Sessions recused himself from overseeing any potential investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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President Trump arrives at Orlando International Airport for a visit to St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Fla. on Friday, March 3.
President Trump arrives at Orlando International Airport for a visit to St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Fla. on Friday, March 3. (Joe Burbank / Associated Press)

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President Trump shared a video featuring an excerpt of his address to a joint session of Congress interspersed with clips of him greeting supporters and delivering the speech.

With its high production values and dramatic music, the video resembles a big-budget movie trailer.

It touts a link to a website that features a video and transcript of Trump's speech, a list of policy points he mentioned and links to more information about how he's been working toward each goal.

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President Trump first fired Friday at Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) concerning an old photo of the senator and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Then he took a shot at Rep. Nancy Pelosi, tweeting an article that shows a photo of a meeting between the Democratic House leader and Russian officials.

He said he's demanding an investigation of the two lawmakers -- the latest in the saga over U.S. officials' contacts with Russia.

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President Trump tweeted about a visit to St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, where he was joined by Gov. Rick Scott, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Sen. Marco Rubio.

Trump visited the school to promote school choice. Nearly 295 students there are participants in a state tax-credit scholarship program that Trump has hinted could serve as a model for nationwide education reform.

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His administration under fire over Russian contacts, President Trump shot back at Democrats on Friday by posting an old photo of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) having a doughnut and coffee with Russian President Vladimir Putin, labeling the senator a "total hypocrite" and somewhat jokingly calling for an investigation.

Above the smiling photo-op, Trump wrote: "We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!"

Trump, who rarely passes up an opportunity to punch back when under attack, was responding to Democrats' calls for an investigation into Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions' failure to tell Congress under oath about two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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President Trump blasted Democrats as "pathetic" and claimed they'd failed to approve his full Cabinet.

At the time of his tweet, two Cabinet nominees remained unconfirmed: Agriculture secretary and Labor secretary. Trump named Sonny Perdue as his candidate for Agriculture secretary in mid-January and chose Alexander Acosta to lead the Department of Labor in February after his first pick, Andy Puzder, abruptly withdrew from consideration.

The two choices hadn't been approved because the White House hadn't yet sent the necessary nomination paperwork to the Senate, according to the Washington Post, which also reported that Barack Obama had the same number of unconfirmed Cabinet positions on March 3, 2009.

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President Trump promoted the book "Green Card Warrior: My Quest for Legal Immigration in an Illegals' System" by Nick Adams, who was deputy mayor of Sydney before immigrating to the U.S. and becoming a conservative pundit who comments mostly on immigration issues.

Trump's tweet followed a promotional appearance Adams made on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" during which he endorsed a merit-based immigration system. Trump also mentioned the idea in his speech to a joint session of Congress, citing Canada and Australia as examples.

Supporters of merit-based immigration argue that the current system pushes down the wages of those at the bottom of the income ladder by increasing the supply of low-skilled workers.